It’s time to channelise the power of diversity

17th Aug 2017
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Variety in diversity – this new-age axiom is shaking the walls of orthodox corporatrocacy. Hiring people of once overlooked ethnicities and races has given the corporate world not only more hands on the job but has even brought to the table a range of new ideas and thoughts. Here are three reasons why diversity at work is a move in favour of HRs around the globe and to the world of business as a whole.

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It enhances creativity at work

When you instruct your HR to hire individuals from the once overlooked ethnicities and races, you give your company a chance to expand its horizons. The world of business has long been dominated by the white man, and for centuries he has been using his foundations, groups, corporations, and banks to spill out his ideas, his points of view, and his solutions. Such a form of corporate dictatorship cannot carry on forever, because sooner or later, ideas that stem from the same mindset begin to sour. The curse of repetition takes over and affects productivity to the point that it no longer excites or stimulates the senses.

However, when soldiers from a new turf pour into such a benumbed setup, the fresh spark of creativity can enliven its dying embers. Crisp new ideas take shape in the fields of technology, healthcare, education, food, and more. As newer customs enter the ways of communication, it breathes new life into how we view life itself.

It offers newer points of views and solutions

Encouraging diversity at work ensures a healthy supply of unheard of solutions and points of view. People whose cultures thrived but at the edge of society carry among them a freshness that’s hard to match by anything that has been rehashed and repeated for centuries. From board meetings to coffee breaks, everything begins to take on a new garb. The only culture worth growing up in is the culture of real and honest communication, and it adds to the richness of exchanges and interaction. Problems are looked from a new demographical angle, and challenges are weighed on the scale of fresh philosophies and problems are solved from glistening new perspectives.

It makes the office and the world a better place

Unity within and without is the one and only goal of each individual. Division of the self and the world was the tool employed by men in power to stay in power. Therefore, if division was their way, unity should be ours. And one of the most important steps towards global unification is to encourage diversity at work.

Long have we been fooled by the media

And it’s giant octopus hands into believing that our neighbours are evil, lands beyond our borders malevolent, and anybody who didn’t look like us, purely malicious. It’s time to challenge set patterns of thoughts and beliefs and see for ourselves the black and white of things.

By welcoming people from different ethnic backgrounds than one’s own, we practise the art of tolerance and peace. And more importantly, we judge not by the eyes and ears of our predecessors but our own. In short, workplace diversity practises tolerance without being preachy.

Also read: Are we guilty of inhibiting workforce diversity because of personal biases?

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